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Research Members

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is a global leader in the storage, sharing and analysis of large datasets, helping researchers realise the potential of ‘big data’ in the life sciences. EMBL-EBI provides freely available data and bioinformatics services to the community in ways that promote scientific progress, conducts advanced research in computational biology and trains researchers at all levels. Located near Cambridge in the UK, it is a non-profit, intergovernmental research organisation with 570 members of staff from 57 nations. www.ebi.ac.uk

Fermilab is America’s premier national laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research. A U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, Fermilab is located near Chicago, Illinois, and operated under contract by the Fermi Research Alliance LLC, a joint partnership between the University of Chicago and the Universities Research Association, Inc. Visit Fermilab’s website at www.fnal.gov and follow us on Twitter at @Fermilab.

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH operates a worldwide unique large-scale accelerator for heavy ions. Every year about 1,000 researchers from around the world use this facility for experiments that help them make fascinating discoveries in basic research. The scientific goal is to gain new insights about the building blocks of matter and the evolution of the universe. At GSI for example six new elements have been discovered. In addition GSI scientists develop new applications in medicine and technology, e.g. a new type of tumor therapy using ion beams. 

The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the Italian research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them, under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). It conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear and astroparticle physics. home.infn.it/en

The mission of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI) is to research, develop, and disseminate empirically proven and industry-validated IT best practice through open innovation and collaboration between leading academic and industry practitioners. IVI was co-founded in 2006 by Maynooth University and Intel to achieve this and to create a global standard for IT management: ‘The IT Capability Maturity Framework’. https://ivi.ie/

King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016-17 QS international world rankings). It is the fourth oldest university in England and is based in the heart of London. With over 27,000 students (including nearly 10,500 postgraduates) from some 150 countries, King’s College London provides both world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/

Newcastle University is a large research university in the United Kingdom. The School of Computing Science is among the Top 10 CS schools in the UK and number 1 for research impact. Research expertise within the School includes human computer interaction, cloud computing and big data, and computational biology. Computational biology, including neuroinformatics, bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology, is led by the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) Group. www.ncl.ac.uk

The SCimPULSE foundation is a non-profit, public benefit organization based on research, innovation and education. The foundation connects people, institutions, schools and corporations, hosting an open network where potential ideas become feasible initiatives, to support targeted solutions until they achieve escape velocity or scale up to global impact. www.scimpulse.org